> Bombshell PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
Hydrangea paniculata ’Bombshell’ was discovered in 2003 in a nursery in Boskoop, the Netherlands, and is being described as more compact with more prolific flowers than most. We can say yet as this our first year growing it. The height is given as 2.5 to 3 feet with a spread of 3-4 feet. We find those dimensions improbable but hope they’re accurate. If so, Bombshell would make a great addition to the small garden where most PeeGee’s would overwhelm. Zones 3 - 8. A patented plant from Ball Ornamentals.
> Yuuge Flowered PeeGee - 1 gallon
Cowabunga, Buffalo Bob, look at the size of the bloom on that PG! H. paniculata ’Floribunda’ -- when only the biggest will do. Full sun. The bloom is white like all paniculatas although it has blue tint in this photo from the National Collection in Cumbria, England (camera out of whack). Zones 3-8.
> Hydrangea PinkyWinky - 1 gallon
A silly name dropped on a quite nice plant. The conical blooms are reminiscent of ’Tardiva’ with tiers of sterile and fertile flowers, all of which deepen to almost red so long as it is grown in lots of sun. So if you only have a sunny garden and crave any but a white hydrangea , PinkyWinky is for you. (The name was chosen by the breeder, Dr. Johan Van Huylenbroeek, for a character on a children’s television program called Teletubbies – the actual character’s name was Tinky Winky. Anyone remember the Pinky Lee Show from the 1950’s or still wear plaid? How ’bout a plaid hydrangea? Now there’s a notion.) Patented plant, license required to propagate. Height to 6 feet or more depending on your pruning. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners -- www.provenwinners.com
> Limelight PeeGee Hydrangea - various sizes
What a wonderful plant. Bred in Holland, Hyd. p. ’Zwijnenburg’ is a mostly sterile PeeGee bloom in the most wonderful soft, lime-green instead of white. It is very striking, and like all paniculatas, a snap to grow. Full sun to light shade (the lime color is more pronounced in partial shade) for zones 4-8, it will be between 5 & 10’ tall depending on your climate and pruning. Deciduous, of course. The photos seen under "More Information" will share just a bit of the beauty this selection.
> Silver Dollar PeeGee Hydrangea - various sizes
Stunning new Hydrangea paniculata that is a close duplicate of ’Limelight’ but is not under patent so can be grown by all who wish a handsome shrub for their sunny border. The RHS gave it the Award of Garden Merit in their extensive trial of some 40 or so paniculatas. Dr. Dirr in the new edition of his classic Manual of Woody Landscape Plants writes: "Beautiful full white inflorescences . . .rather strong stems hold flowers upright. . .am impressed by quality of flowers, foliage and habit." It has performed excellently in the heat of Georgia and should be a great choice for gardeners in the warmer zones. Zones 3 - 8. Height to 8 feet plus and as wide.
> Tardiva PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
Late summer blooms of this PeeGee type make Hydrangea paniculata ’Tardiva’ a wonderful addition to the garden. It blooms 2-3 weeks later than most PG’s so extends the beauty of your garden often into the early fall. The bloom has an elegant mix of fertile and sterile flowers & is quite long. Can be pruned into a "tree" form if you so desire. Full sun to bright shade. Zones 4-8.
> Webb’s PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
’Webb’s’ is an improved Hydrangea paniculata with mostly sterile florets selected in Huntsville, AL by J. A. Webb. It mimics H. p. ’Grandiflora in bloom but dries better than the ’Grandiflora’, and is just as easy to grow, particularly in the hot south. Full sun to light shade. To 12’ if unpruned, or can be pruned annually to keep as a shrub of about 5 feet. Zones 3-8.
> White Moth PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
A wonderful lacy and open PeeGee, Hydrangea paniculata ’White Moth’ is ideal for your sunny border where you need an irregular, spherical bloom. Flowers over a long period. Sun. Up to 12’ if unpruned. Pruned it can be part of your mixed border, happily singing baritone in the back row at 6’ while the flashy perennials and annuals steal the show upfront and wilt once the paparazzi have decamped. Zones 3-8.
> Summer Snow PeeGee - trade gallon
Likely a plant for collectors, botanical gardens, arboretums and plant nerds who love variegated leaves. Hydrangea paniculata ’Summer Snow’ touts new growth a mixture of light green splashed with light greeny-yellow and will take full sun (like all PeeGees) but the variegation fades as the summer wears on. We’ve not yet seen the flower but assume it is white. Likewise we don’t know the mature height if left unpruned. Thanks to our friends and associates who launch themselves into the East Asia horticultural unknown yearly to find, collect and return with such beauties. Zones 4-8.